Cycle C 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Amos 6:1,4-7; 1 Tim. 6,11-16; Luke. 16:16,19-31.

In 701 BC, a rebellion backed by Egypt and Babylonia broke out in Judah, led by King Hezekiah. In response Sennacherib sacked a number of cities in Judah. The Account of Sennacherib’s invasions gives details of the things carried away by Sennacherib. He took 46 of his strong fenced cities; and of the smaller towns which were scattered about, he took and plundered a countless number. From these places he took and carried

Cycle C 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Amos 8:4-7; 1 Tim. 2:1-7; Luke. 16:1-13

On 22 August 1485, in marshy fields near the village of Sutton Cheney in Leicestershire, Richard III led the last charge of knights in English history. A circlet of gold around his helmet, his banners flying, he threw his destiny into the hands of the god of battles.

Among the astonished observers of this glittering panoply of horses and steel galloping towards them

Cycle C 24th Sunday in the Ordinary Time

Exo  32:7-11,13-14; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32 

Napoleon Bonapart, the French Emperor, decided to campaign against Russia, in 1812. Napoleon was pushing on with preparations for war on a colossal scale. By the summer of 1812 he had about 750,000 men under arms of whom 450,000 were destined for the actual invasion. On 28 May this army of armies set out towards East. Immense stores were collected. Two million pairs of boots were held in reserve. The baggage was hauled by

Cycle C 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wis 9:13-18; Phlm 9-10,12-17; Lk 14:25-33

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed earnestly to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but no one seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements and in which to store his few possessions.

Eucharistic Prayer III

The priest, with hands extended, says:
You are indeed Holy, O Lord, and all you have created rightly gives you praise, for through your son our Lord Jesus Christ, by the power and working of the Holy Spirit, you give life to all things and make them holy, and you never cease to gather a people to yourself, so that from the rising of the sun to its setting a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.

Eucharistic Prayer II

The Priest, with hands extended, says:
You are indeed Holy O Lord, the fount of all holiness
He joins his hands and, holding them extended over the offerings, says:
Make Holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray, by sending down your Spirit upon them like the dewfall,